Shows production of beef from the grasslands of the range to the feeding barns near big Western cities.
Shows production of beef from the grasslands of the range to the feeding barns near big cities in the West. Points up the westward movement of cattle in recent years following the surge of population.
Establishing shots Southwest grasslands - many, many shots of cows
Establishing shot - grassy plain with mountains in background
Massive corral with factory in background
Cowboy and scientist chatting in nutrition lab
Cowboy operating control panel in feed factory
Factory feeding - truck dumps feed into troughs - factory in background
CU Feed going through trough
Ken Smith sez: The story of "one of America's biggest production lines," the beef industry. Lots of shots of white-faced Angus, cowboys, branding, feed lots, a CU of a hand squeezing meal, a guy wearing overalls operating fifties' hi-tech machinery. The film ends as we see the steers walking up a ramp and into the meat packing plant. Bye-bye!
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July 22, 2003 Subject:
More cows for your bovine pleasure.
Similar in scope to the wonderful "Beef Rings The Bell", the film focuses on how cows are brought to market, their feeding habits and their transport. Call me some sort of Cow fetishist, but I LIKE films about cows. Cows are so... cowish. Anyways, there's great shots of cows milling about, eating, and the way we are told of how cows are herded, corraled and transported to the packing plants is quite well shown. Again, we are spared slaughter shots, but a scene at the end of the film when the last cows are entering the plant and the worker closes the door behind them is quite sad. :( Reccomended!